K is a lyricist predominantly working in the Tamil Film Industry.She hails from Thiruvannamalai, Tamil Nadu. Uma belongs to a family of street-theatre artists, and her brother is a poet as well. She holds a Ph.D. in Tamil from the Institute of Tamil Studies, Chennai. She is currently working as an assistant professor at Ethiraj College of Women. Uma Devi debuted as a lyricist in the 2014 drama film “
.” She penned lyrics for the song, “Naan Nee” which became highly popular.
Since then, she has worked in numerous movies, all of which have had chart-busting music.Some of her famous albums are Kabali(2016), Magalir Mattum(2017), Aramm(2017), Kaala(2018), 96(2018), NGK(2019), and Walter(2020). Uma Devi resides in Chennai and juggles between teaching and writing lyrics for movies.